Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday April 21, 2012

bigote, noun:
mustache; whisker

Sometimes Spanish associates in a single word things that English views as rather different. So, a man’s mustache and cats’ whiskers are both el bigote. You can use either tener or llevar for to have, and you don’t use the article.

Lleva or Tiene bigote.
He has a mustache.

To describe someone who has a mustache, you add the suffix -udo to bigote and create an adjective, bigotudo.

un señor bigotudo
a man with a mustache, a mustachioed man

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